Message for U.S. Citizens

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi

Event: SatGuru contact information for special commercial Ethiopian flight on Wednesday, April 15

The travel agency SatGuru will be handling all reservations for the special commercial Ethiopian flight in conjunction with the Embassy of Italy leaving Bujumbura on Wednesday, April 15 previously announced under “additional flight options” here. The flight is scheduled to depart Bujumbura at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 and arrive to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 8:45 p.m. on the same day. From Addis Ababa, a flight to Washington, D.C. is scheduled to depart at 10:40 p.m. the same day and arrive at 8:40 a.m. the following morning, April 16. The total fare from Bujumbura to the United States via this routing is estimated to cost approximately $4350 for each adult, and $4025 for each child. Please make reservations by close of business on Monday, April 13.

To make your reservation, please email:

Aisha Kbamwa +256 705775578


Kizito Gideon +256 788929451

And add the following two email addresses to the “Closed Copy (CC)” line of your email: /
+ 256 772 750 448

Please note that the U.S. Embassy has no control over any aspect of this flight, including the possibility of cancelation, and reservations and travel are at the travelers’ own risk.

The Embassy strongly encourages American citizens in Burundi who wish to return to United States in the near future travel via this or another special opportunity as soon as possible. Otherwise, they should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. It is unclear when Burundi’s international airport will resume normal operations, or when other flights may be scheduled. The Department of State cannot guarantee that there will be future flight options. If evacuation or charter flights later become available, they may be substantially more expensive than this special commercial flight. If you hope to travel to the United States via a repatriation flight, please be ready to travel on very short notice

If an American citizen is destitute or otherwise unable to pay for this special commercial flight, they should contact to explore alternate payment methods.

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